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Nov 2, 2013 11:00am PDT
. and as you just heard, more cuts are coming. >> all right, rosa flores, thank you. >>> michael tanner is senior fellow at the cato institute. thanks for joining us, michael. you could be a civil libertarian and argue the welfare state has grown too far. 15% americans are being fed by the government. what do we tell a grandmother like katherine when she's going to see a benefit cut like this? >> well, don't forget that the "s" in supplemental nutrition assistance program, the s.n.a.p. program which is what food stamps is officially known is stands for supplemental. no one is supposed to be living solely on food stamps. and in fact, very few people on the program are living solely on food stamps. they almost all have either other welfare programs or outside income in bringing it in. you know, this is a program that has grown from being an $18 billion program as recently as 2000 to being$2000 to being i a program today. surely, a 5% cutback is not going to create the great american famine. >> so conservatives say this isn't really a cut. we're returning to the way things were just
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